From bricklayers to gardeners, vans provide a mode of transport for people working in many types of industries. However, filling the van up with tools and equipment can often cause a built up of dust and dirt. If the van is not thoroughly cleaned then it can cause damage to the interiors, so it is essential that it is properly cleaned and maintained. Cleaning a van needn’t be a stressful or lengthy chore providing that you follow a few simple rules. Read on to find out how to clean your van in four simple steps.
Before you start, it’s a wise idea to grab all of the essential items you will need to clean your van. You’ll need a bowl, car cleaning solution, micro fibre cloth, hoover, an old toothbrush, a hose and a sponge.
Start with the interior of the van; remove all of the mats and shake them outside of the car. Place them outside of the vehicle until you have finished cleaning the interiors.
Prepare a solution of detergent soap and warm water, or if you prefer, you can use a cleaning product wich is designed for use in vans and cars. Dip the microfibre cloth into the mixture, and use it to wipe down all of the dashboards, the door panels, gearstick and the steering wheel. If there are any hard to budge stains, you can use an old toothbrush to scrub them away. When you are done, rinse out the cloth and wipe down the same surfaces with clear water and then dry. Ensure that you have remove all traces of cleaning product, as it can corrode or stain the dashboard if it is not properly cleaned up.
Next, use the vacuum to hoover the interior of the car and the mats that you removed. When clean, place the mats back into the van.
Now you’re ready to move onto the exterior of the van. Always use cleaining products which have been designed for use on vehicles as liquid dish soap can erode the paintwork. Pour some of the cleaning product into a bucket of warm water, then use sponge to wash the entire vehicle. When you are done, use a hose to wash the car and make sure that all of the cleaning product is removed. You can use the microfibre cloth to clean lights and more harder to clean areas.
Follow the above tips and you will be well on your way to having a squeaky clean van